61% of office workers interested in becoming flight attendants: survey

Sixty-one percent of office workers in Taiwan would be interested in becoming flight attendants, with EVA Air being the carrier they would most want to work for, according to a survey released by an online employment broker Tuesday.

The survey revealed that most of those workers would be willing to become flight attendants because they like to travel and that the job pays well and would enable them to broaden their horizons.

EVA Air tops the list of airline companies they would want to work for, followed by China Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, mainly based on considerations such as the benefits and salaries offered by the companies and their aviation safety records, the survey found.

On average, respondents expected to make NT$850,000 (US$27,044) per year as a flight attendant, a job which they think requires high emotional intelligence and patience, the ability to respond to crises and foreign language skills, according to the poll.

In light of the stringent work conditions of flight attendants, 75 percent of those who would be willing to enter the profession said they would not make it a life-long career and would plan to leave the job after 5.8 years on average, the survey showed.

It was conducted by 1111 Job Bank on 1,086 members between Oct. 20 and Nov. 4 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.97 percentage points.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel